The HSR center supports health services research studies that aim to enhance, improve, and revise healthcare systems so that they can perform at the highest quality, value, and deliver the best patient outcomes. The program aims to not only have an impact on Emory University and Emory Healthcare's missions, but to also create a paradigm for clinical/research institutions nationwide.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

The Behavior Change Wheel: Systematically develop and evaluate complex interventions for clinical and community research and practice. This training will include four progressive sessions focused on understanding and designing behavior change interventions using the Behavior Change Wheel: 1/21/2021 & 1/28/2021, 2/4/2021 & 2/11/2021. Open to Emory faculty, postdocs, and PhD students; only 20 spots available. Co-sponsored by the Network for Evaluation and Implementation Sciences at Emory (NIESE) & the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. Register here.

The Institute for Implementation Science Scholars (IS-2) at Washington University in St. Louis is a mentored training program for investigators interested in applying dissemination and implementation methods and strategies to reduce the burden of chronic disease and address health inequities. The 2021 application cycle is now open. Review and/or download the application packet here. Visit the program here.

Emory HSR Spotlight

E. Camille Vaughan, MD, MS

Dr. Vaughan is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics. She directs the Continence Clinic at the Emory Clinic at Wesley Woods and serves as assistant director of the Bronze Continence Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Dr. Vaughan's research focus is to improve the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in older adults, particularly those with Parkinson's disease. She also seeks to understand cognitive factors that may influence the ability of adults with Parkinson's disease to learn and apply exercise-based strategies to ameliorate their symptoms.

Dr. Vaughan's Center for Health in Aging profile

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HSR-Related News

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the ten proposals selected for the latest cycle of Synergy Awards, and all 10 selected projects share a common theme: Advancing research on the new coronavirus. The proposals span the Emory University School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Winship Cancer Institute, and all other units in the WHSC.

In an increasingly politicized climate surrounding the U.S. healthcare system, a combination of authors with experience working in healthcare business, actuarial services, patient care, managed care, and academia attempt to describe how to decrease healthcare spending outside of ideology.

The Winship at Emory Midtown facility, located on the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus, is designed to change the way cancer care is delivered to patients. The new facility will feature a 17-story, 450,000 square foot center for cancer research and inpatient and outpatient healthcare. Winship at Midtown will bring together Emory University's excellence in scientific research with top-ranked hospital care in Georgia.

Emory University and the Morningside Foundation are creating the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine to disseminate research that is cost-effective in treating cancer as well as other diseases. The focus of this center is affordability, to ensure medical research is driven without financial motives and incentives.

Recent Emory HSR Publications

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Rachel Patzer, PhD
Director, Emory Health Services Research Center

Larissa Teunis, MPA
Program Manager, Emory Health Services Research Center

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